NC and Department of Justice Sue Each Other Over State's 'Bathroom Bill'

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    May 09, 2016 9:33 PM GMT

    Another historic first for LGBT, the feds sue a state over civil rights issue....second time in history?


    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation, insofar as it applied to public education. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." As a result, de jure racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. This ruling paved the way for integration and was a major victory of the Civil Rights Movement.[1] However, the decision's fourteen pages did not spell out any sort of method for ending racial segregation in schools, and the Court's second decision in Brown II only ordered states to desegregate "with all deliberate speed".


    https://gma.yahoo.com/nc-governor-files-lawsuit-against-doj-over-challenge-143354276--abc-news-topstories.html
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    May 09, 2016 10:50 PM GMT
    the smart one:
    about the end of March the North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper indicated his office will not defend HB-2

    i dont know how this all plays in the legal battle.

    Bathrooms are something all republicans can get excited abouticon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 10, 2016 12:22 AM GMT
    Bathrooms are something all republicans can get excited abouticon_rolleyes.gif

    Beats hell out of thinking about real problems.

    Once again the GOP - the party of small government and lowering taxes - is ready to spend thousands - millions? - to defend an unconstitutional law that invades personal privacy and is designed to fix a problem that doesn't exist.
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    May 10, 2016 2:33 AM GMT
    tazzari saidBathrooms are something all republicans can get excited abouticon_rolleyes.gif

    Beats hell out of thinking about real problems.

    Once again the GOP - the party of small government and lowering taxes - is ready to spend thousands - millions? - to defend an unconstitutional law that invades personal privacy and is designed to fix a problem that doesn't exist.

    Well stated. Meanwhile, North Carolina had a 5PM deadline today to respond to the Federal charges. I haven't heard yet what they did.
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    May 10, 2016 2:20 PM GMT
    NC may lose this case because the state law which is the subject of the lawsuit appears to be inconsistent with federal law (see Supremacy Clause of Article VI of the US Constitution and the legal concept of preemption).
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    May 10, 2016 2:32 PM GMT
    the North Carolina Attorney General's office most likely would be jonesing to defend HB-2 if the NC governor would fund the attorney's office more better. in turn both the governor & the Attorney General both know the law is phucked.

    HP-2 is just a Trump style political grand stand event
  • Wendigo9

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    May 10, 2016 7:24 PM GMT
    Ugh (facepalm) just stop the transgender surgeries permanently so the world can move forward without unnecessary complications and drama.

    I've read the backgrounds of various trannies on wikipedia to try and understand why they did it, and the majority have suffered serious mental problems as a child, due to poor parental influences and low tolerance/acceptance of their feelings towards the same sex (as they started).

    Since the beginning of time, humanity has been based off just TWO different genders, male and female. Granted there are other species that can switch overtime through genetic mutation, but primitive nature on land has been more permanent due to being of a more solid structure.

    I could write an entire medical thesis to shut them up and prove their fluid behaviour as a mental problem, despite sounding more like an attack.
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    May 11, 2016 2:38 PM GMT
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    That our Federal government would finally stand up for the rights of LGBT within my lifetime after decades of living without my human rights, wow!
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    May 12, 2016 11:32 AM GMT
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    That our Federal government would finally stand up for the rights of LGBT within my lifetime after decades of living without my human rights, wow!


    WOW! This is an amazing turn or events! ...and incidentally, I had never heard Loretta Lynch speak before....She has to be one of the most eloquent, and direct , clear speaking officials I have heard in a very long time....Bravo!

    This whole thing reminds me of a very obvious last act of futility and defiance... and the State GOP is about to be lunch......
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    May 13, 2016 2:01 AM GMT
    Yeah, I wasn't familiar with her either but was impressed on first hearing that and so I've listened to it a few times. That's one smart lady. A beautiful speaker. I love how the thoughts are tied together.

    Just googled her to see if info was out there on whether she'd written her own speech (I'd imagine she either had or had a very big part of as she delivered it so naturally), didn't find that but was pleased at all the news links now, how many have written in such praise of her stance in general and specifically of this speech.

    Good for us. Thank you Loretta, Attorney General of the United States of America.